suntimes
CHOPPY 
Weather Updates

‘Family Guy’ creator MacFarlane to host Oscars

Seth MacFarlane takes next step from presenter host 85th Academe Awards Feb. 24 2013. | AP

Seth MacFarlane takes the next step from presenter to host at the 85th Academe Awards Feb. 24, 2013. | AP

storyidforme: 37821887
tmspicid: 13862237
fileheaderid: 6383026

Updated: October 1, 2012 12:30PM



ABC announced that “Family Guy” Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Oscars on Feb. 24.

“It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” said MacFarlane in a statement. “My

thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set

forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don’t find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen roast.”

MacFarlane made his feature directorial debut this summer with “Ted.” He also co-wrote and produced the film, and voiced the title character. He hosted “Saturday Night Live’s” season premiere last month.

Let’s hope he’s got the microphone thing down pat before the Academy Awards. He stood in front of the wrong mic while presenting an Emmy at the recent TV awards show, making him inaudible. When he realized the mistake, he cracked a joke about that being what happens when you don’t show up for rehearsal.

How do you think MacFarlane will do?



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.